The battle lines have been drawn. Who will emerge out of the ruins as the Prime Minister of India? A lot of questions are still waiting for an answer as the general elections begin in India. The general election will be held in nine phases. It is the longest election taking place ever in the history of India i.e. from April 7 to May 12 2014 to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha. The results will be declared on 16th May 2014. According to the election Commission of India, The ongoing elections are going to be the costliest elections ever in the history of the country and will incur a cost of nearly 35 billion.
The two formidable forces which form the face of Indian politics, The INC and the BJP are the chief contenders and have always had nail biting contests in the past elections as well and this time this clash is expected to intensify to the next level. The Congress and its alliance UPA are banking on their young and dynamic leader Rahul Gandhi, Gandhi was chosen as the prime Ministerial candidate by the Congress after a lot of discussions with its senior members. On the other hand The BJP have the experience, the popular and the firm Narendra Modi as their Prime Ministerial candidate. Modi is also the C.M. of the Indian state of Gujarat.
Modi has a favorable public image and his qualities of being an able leader and a powerful orator add significantly to his political armory.Modi has been popular amongst the masses long before he was chosen as the Prime Ministerial candidate. He has transformed Gujarat into a vibrant, self Reliant and a prosperous state. On the other hand The Congress and its alliance i.e. the UPA have been under the scanner ever since they came into power. The UPA has earned the tag of being a corrupt and an inefficient government. A lot of scams and controversies rocked the UPA. The COALGATE scams, the Adarsh housing society scam are a few of the many scams which have hit the UPA. Will Rahul Gandhi be able to emerge victorious amidst these controversies? Well, only time will tell.